17 Experiences From NBA Players Inside The Bubble

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As the NBA nears the finals, a look back at how players like Luka Doncic and Lebron James enjoyed the bubble.

Despite nationwide lockdowns, many professional sports leagues decided to still hold games in stadiums across the country. Rather than take the risk, the NBA chose to hold all its games in a single location: Disney World.

NBA players arrived to their resorts in style. The Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka captured it on TikTok.

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard was particularly excited about the dining options.

He appeared to be a fan of the Mickey Mouse waffles.

On off days, NBA players got to hang out on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Campus.

Here's Denver Nuggets shooting guard Troy Daniels enjoying a game of cornhole.

Players even went fishing, including rising star Luka Doncic.

Some players were better fishers than others. Philadelphia 76er Ben Simmons fell into the second category.

Lebron James used his downtime to practice his musical skills. We still don't know where he got the harmonica.

New Orleans Pelican JJ Redick preferred to take it easy and enjoy a nice beer in the (kiddie) pool.

Meyers Leonard took Redick's casual shotgun as a challenge.

I was drinking baby cans? No problem. 16oz might have been easier. Ain’t nobody competing with me. 🤝🔨 @NBABubbleLife

I was drinking baby cans? No problem. 16oz might have been easier. Ain’t nobody competing with me. 🤝🔨 @NBABubbleLife

11:05 PM - 16 Jul 2020

To feel like they were at home, players kept up certain habits. For Lebron James, that meant his sacred tradition of Taco Tuesday.

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo decorated his brother Thanasis's door for his birthday.

Most players were happy with the accomodations, staying in some of the nicest resorts in Disney. The only entertainment Milwaukee Buck Robin Lopez needed was his TV's welcome screen.

Others weren't too thrilled. Laker Rajon Rondo compared his room to a Motel 6.

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that Lebron James had an entire building to himself.

LeBron's crib in the bubble is HUGE. 

My guy @AustinRivers25 had jokes on our IG live today. 😂

LeBron's crib in the bubble is HUGE. My guy @AustinRivers25 had jokes on our IG live today. 😂

12:03 AM - 15 Jul 2020

After the first round of the playoffs, players staying in the bubble were reunited with their kids, like Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum.

Toronto Raptor Fred VanVleet was reunited with his two kids.

The NBA Players Association even set up a school for the kids.

And saving the best for last: Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown and Enes Kanter helped their 7'5'' teammate Tacko Fall learn how to swim.

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